• Jay Zagorsky

    Jay Zagorsky (GRS’87,’92), a Questrom School of Business senior lecturer in markets, public policy, and law, can be reached at zagorsky@bu.edu.  Profile

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There are 3 comments on POV: The Great Resignation. It’s Not as Great as Screaming Headlines Suggest

  1. Thank you for the historical context. Certainly, the news industry is prone to hyperbole as they set bait for more clicks.

    Yet even if the quit rate is an exaggeration, when 1/5 of the U.S. workforce leaves, it still feels very real close to home. By chance, could you say more about the higher education industry? What does the data show for the industry at large and for BU in particular? HR must have this data.

    The fact that our unit at BU is awash in near-paralyzing resignations (the most we’ve seen in recent memory) certainly makes it feel great to us.

  2. The Great Resignation is alive and well at Boston University. My department has been crippled with resignations by staff leaving for more lucrative opportunities. Why? Because BU Does Not Pay Well!

  3. Several months later, with the labor shortage problem still prevailing, would you say that “high annual quit rates”are predominantly due to many workers not feeling satisfied with their job pays and working conditions, or is it more so leaning towards the fact that hiring and training workers is very expensive and a lack of motivated employees along with rising costs in an inflationary for companies is a greater challenge?

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